Health & Social Care
Applied Health & Social Care
Why study Health and Social Care?
Health & Social Care is the study of health and well-being. You will learn about the key stages of physical and emotional development and begin to understand the profound influence relationships and life events can have on an individual’s health. It is designed to give you a broad introduction to the health, social care and early year’s sectors and the opportunity to research key issues affecting those sectors.
This course will enable you to:
acquire through both practical and theoretical contexts, knowledge and understanding of health, early years care and education and issues affecting the health and social care sector;
develop skills that will enable you to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context.
You will get the opportunity to attend work placement in a chosen care setting of your choice to complete coursework in Year 13.
Further Study and Careers in Health and Social Care
Many students with qualifications in Health & Social care go on to have interesting careers in areas such as childcare, nursing, psychology, midwifery, counselling, teaching, health-visiting and paramedics.
Specification followed: CCEA specification www.ccea.org.uk